Sarah White (link SFW), the so-called “Naked Therapist,” is an attractive brunette who has made a name for herself by stripping for for her clients. She claims that the strictures of traditional psychology encourage repression, as opposed to “encouraging people to open up.”
The goal is to use nakedness so you can understand yourself and your world better, so you can feel great and powerful, and so the excitement you feel during the sessions can lead to more excitement outside the sessions.
White, 24, who charges $150 an hour, starts each one-hour session fully clothed and then slowly strips. The first few sessions are conducted through a one-way webcam and text chat. After three sessions, the client can choose to upgrade to one-way webcam and voice chat, and ultimately, two-way voice chat. In certain cases, White will even conduct in-person sessions.
Naked therapy has been very eye opening and worldly for my clients. The goal is to show patients I have nothing to hide, and encourage them to be more honest.
Her clients, mostly men (surprise), range from college students to middle-aged guys. White says that men in particular can focus more and “look deeply into themselves and speak their minds openly” when seeing a naked women.
Diana Kirschner, a New York clinical psychologist, considers White’s practice “soft core porn.”
“She is using the word therapy,” Kirschner says, “but I don’t consider this therapy.” In almost every sense, she’s right. White isn’t a licensed therapist.
According to her website, White says that while she cannot say her method may “necessarily help,” she claims that her clients have learned to discuss their feelings in an “exciting new way.”
I’m sure they have.